We’re thrilled to announce as of Thursday 16th March 2023, we have been acquired by Bechtle, CRN’s 2022 Reseller of the Year (£101m+ turnover). With the addition of Tangible Benefit, Bechtle employs some 280 staff across four sites in the UK. Consolidated revenues total around 200 million euros.
Bechtle is a global powerhouse in the IT systems and integrations space with more than 85 system houses and IT e-commerce in 14 countries. Founded in 1983, the Bechtle Group is headquartered in the southern German town of Neckarsulm and currently employs some 14,000 people. Over 70,000 customers from the industrial, trade, financial and public sectors rely on Bechtle to drive their digital transformation with a cross-vendor portfolio that spans the whole world of IT infrastructure and operations.
With this acquisition, Bechtle is staying on course with its previously announced strategy for international growth. The new location also gives Bechtle a regional presence in the London market and an expanded customer base in the corporate space, which will benefit strongly from Bechtle’s international capabilities. Combined with existing offices in Manchester, Northampton and Chippenham, this acquisition now sees the IT company extend its footprint across the UK.
Company founder, Tim Trotman will oversee the transition phase and work closely with James Napp, Managing Director of Bechtle direct UK, before handing over the baton. All senior managers will remain with the business including Nicholas Barrett and Stuart Wohlman.
The team had the following to say about the news:
“I’m deeply impressed by the extraordinary spirit and ambition shown by the highly qualified and motivated Tangible Benefit team. They will be a fantastic addition to the Bechtle family and I’m very much looking forward to facing the future together,” says Konstantin Ebert, Executive Vice President for France, Benelux and the UK, Bechtle AG.
James Napp, Managing Director, Bechtle direct UK: “I’m excited to work with the success-driven team at Tangible Benefit and capitalise together on the substantial cross-selling opportunities for Bechtle’s solutions and services offerings into Tangible Benefit’s customers. This is another important step towards becoming one of the top 10 IT solutions providers in the UK.”
Stalwart of Tangible Benefit, Nick Barrett, Sales Director: “We’ve known Bechtle for many years as we navigate the same market and we’re extremely happy to entrust our company to such a safe pair of hands. Our top priority was ensuring our staff’s future was secure and that our customers could continue to count on us to deliver added value, which they can, now with even greater capabilities and more expansive offerings thanks to Bechtle”
What are the benefits?
This acquisition will bring plenty of benefits to our existing and new customers. As well as offices across 14 countries in Europe, plus an International partnership with the help of their Global IT Alliance, Bechtle direct Ltd. already have 3 UK based offices, with the HQ in Chippenham, a secondary office in Manchester, plus a third office in Northampton as part of the recent acquisition of ACS Office Solutions.
The Bechtle team will also transform our value-added capabilities, with a full business solutions team all supported by services, with their 6 key pillars:
- Modern Workplace
- Document Solutions
- Networking and S&S
Who do I speak to for questions?
In true Tangible Benefit style we are back to business as usual and in the office to continue to give our customers the highest levels of service. Please do get in contact with your Account Manager or give us a call on 0207 837 7737.